Bookshelf OCD

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Plays, novels, cookbooks, history books, art books, classics, short stories, essays, poetry, sociology, gardening…you name it, I’ve got it! I love having so many books on so many subjects. It’s like having my own library, where there’s something for every mood, and many times I forget all about the things I have.

Here’s the thing: my bookshelves HAVE to be organized. When they’re not organized or there are books lying on their sides instead of standing up, it freaks me out. I hate it. I need to be able to find any book at any time without hesitation. I call it Bookshelf OCD. I also have the need to get rid of any books I’ve finished and don’t plan on reading ever again. If I forget to donate them, they irritate me to no end and it feels like the whole room is cluttered.

Do you feel the same way about books or anything else? Can you control it, or do you have a hard time concentrating if your books aren’t properly organized?

Recipe Book Sneak Peak: Holiday Blondie Cookie Squares

One of the recipes from my upcoming book was just published: http://naturalhealthinforum.com/2012/11/27/gluten-free-dairy-free-holiday-blondie-cookie-squares/ Check it out for a sneak peak of the kind of yummies you’ll find in my recipe book. These blondie cookie squares are gluten free, dairy free, sweetener free, and extraordinarily healthy. Lots of healthy recipes don’t taste good, but that’s why my recipes are different – they’re healthy and so tasty, you’ll think you’re eating something naughty 🙂 What a great, guilt free holiday treat! In my book, I’ll have a great faux caramel recipe to go on top.